How to Backup and Restore Files in Plesk 9.5
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Backing up and Restoring Files in Plesk 9.5 for VPS

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How to backup and restore files in Plesk.

This tutorial assumes that you have already logged in to Plesk.

Now let's learn how to backup and restore our files.

  1. Scroll down to the Files group.
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  2. Click Backup Manager.
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  3. This is the main backup page where you can create immediate backups, restore your files, or schedule backups to occur at a later time. Let's learn how to schedule backups.
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  4. Click the box next to Activate this backup task to activate your new backup task.
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  5. Now, let's specify backup time and period.
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  6. Enter a prefix to the backup name.
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  7. Specify the maximum number of backups in repository.
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  8. Enter the email address of the domain's administrator.
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  9. Scroll down.
  10. When ready, click OK to save the changes.
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    • That's it! The new backup task has been successfully scheduled.
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  11. To make an immediate backup of your account, click Back Up.
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  12. Enter a prefix to backup name.
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  13. Specify the backup size in megabytes in the Volume size box if necessary.
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  14. Enter the email address of the domain's administrator.
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  15. Scroll down.
  16. Click Back Up.
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    • The backup process has been started. Let's see it in the Current Backup Tasks.
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    • Here it is!
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  17. Let's go back to Server Repository.
  18. Scroll down.
  19. Once your backup process is finished, you would be able to select the backup file from the list, and save it to your local computer by clicking the Save icon to the right.
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This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create backups of your files, schedule future backups, and restore backups to your account.

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